Japan’s crooked-teeth ‘trend’

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Japan’s crooked-teeth ‘Yaeba’ trend: Imperfection said to add to sex appeal
NY Daily News | Aug. 7, 2012
Yaeba–‘double tooth’ in Japanese–is a trendy cosmetic procedure for Japanese women to accentuate their canine teeth. Some say the imperfection makes them more approachablemore...

It’s funny how this NY Daily News reporter thinks that, “Japan’s crooked-teeth Yaeba” is a “trend.” This cosmetic procedure that creates the appearance of a ‘double tooth’ has been around since 2009 and it was covered heavily in the Western press last year. It’s not news.

Here on the 3Yen we’ve reported of this fake crooked teeth trend for many years including:
. . . Cute Japanese want Vampire teeth (3Yen / 2011-10-03)
. . . Bad Teeth blog (3Yen / 2009-12-03)

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